A First-Rate Madness
  • Author : Nassir Ghaemi
  • Release Date : 04 August 2011
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 9781101517598
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Book Description: The New York Times bestseller “A glistening psychological history, faceted largely by the biographies of eight famous leaders . . .” —The Boston Globe “A provocative thesis . . . Ghaemi’s book deserves high marks for original thinking.” —The Washington Post “Provocative, fascinating.” —Salon.com Historians have long puzzled over the apparent mental instability of great and terrible leaders alike: Napoleon, Lincoln, Churchill, Hitler, and others. In A First-Rate Madness, Nassir Ghaemi, director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center, offers a myth-shattering exploration of the powerful connections between mental illness and leadership and sets forth a controversial, compelling thesis: The very qualities that mark those with mood disorders also make for the best leaders in times of crisis. From the importance of Lincoln's "depressive realism" to the lackluster leadership of exceedingly sane men as Neville Chamberlain, A First-Rate Madness overturns many of our most cherished perceptions about greatness and the mind.

A First Rate Madness

A First Rate Madness

Author : Nassir Ghaemi
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Political Science
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The New York Times bestseller “A glistening psychological history, faceted largely by the biographies of eight famous leaders . . .” —The Boston Globe “A provocative thesis . . . Ghaemi’s book deserves high marks for original thinking.” —The Washington Post “Provocative, fascinating.” —Salon.com Historians have long puzzled over the apparent mental instability of ...

A First Rate Madness

A First Rate Madness

Author : Nassir Ghaemi
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Political Science
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The New York Times bestseller “A glistening psychological history, faceted largely by the biographies of eight famous leaders . . .” —The Boston Globe “A provocative thesis . . . Ghaemi’s book deserves high marks for original thinking.” —The Washington Post “Provocative, fascinating.” —Salon.com Historians have long puzzled over the apparent mental instability of ...

On Depression

On Depression

Author : S. Nassir Ghaemi
Publisher : JHU Press
Genre : Psychology
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He has seen great achievements arise from great suffering and feels that understanding depression can provide important insights into happiness....

Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders

Author : S. Nassir Ghaemi
Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Genre : Medical
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Thoroughly updated for its Second Edition, this practical guide will aid residents and clinicians in diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of mood disorders. Using the conversational style and clinical vignettes found in all Practical Guides in Psychiatry titles, Dr. Ghaemi explains how to accurately diagnose unipolar depression and bipolar ...

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Author : Joshua Wolf Shenk
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A nuanced psychological portrait of Abraham Lincoln that finds his legendary political strengths rooted in his most personal struggles. Giving shape to the deep depression that pervaded Lincoln's adult life, Joshua Wolf Shenk’s Lincoln’s Melancholy reveals how this illness influenced both the President’s character and his leadership. ...

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Author : S. Nassir Ghaemi
Publisher : JHU Press
Genre : Medical
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Developed in the twentieth century as an outgrowth of psychosomatic medicine, the biopsychosocial model is seen as an antidote to the constraints of the medical model of psychiatry. Nassir Ghaemi details the origins and evolution of the BPS model and explains how, where, and why it fails to live up ...

Women and Madness

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Author : Phyllis Chesler
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Genre : Psychology
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Feminist icon Phyllis Chesler's pioneering work, Women and Madness, remains startlingly relevant today, nearly 50 years since its first publication in 1972. With over 2.5 million copies sold, this seminal book is unanimously regarded as the definitive work on the subject of women's psychology. Now back in print this completely revised and updated ...